Movies like The Inquiry

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The Inquiry (1987)
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The Inquiry (1987)
Original name: L'Inchiesta
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain, Tunisia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman agent is sent to Palestine to investigate rumors of the resurrection of an executed criminal.
Style: epic, biblical
Plot: religion, torture, resurrection, crucifix, execution
Time: 1st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, death, crime, dishonesty, deadly and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Inquiry: The Passover Plot (1976), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Clockers (1995), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Light of the World (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Passover Plot (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would simulate death. After His unconscious body was placed in the ...
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Time: 1st century
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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
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Time: ancient history, 1930s, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, rough, bleak, factual, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, religions or cults, torture, bible, life philosophy, sacrifice, suffering, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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The Light of the World (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: biblical, based on the bible, christian film
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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Style: clever, cynical, tense, serious, realistic ...
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Blackout (1985)
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